The strained relationship between Meghan Markle and her father has made headlines countless times. In fact, hardly a week has gone by that at least one tabloid has not profited on the feud. But a very private letter written by Thomas Markle Sr. from the new Duchess of Sussex has recently been released to the public.
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A five-page letter was recently released to the public that Meghan Markle wrote to her father, reportedly just weeks after her wedding to Prince Harry. The letter is supposed to be a heartfelt plea that mend the rift that grew between them, but Thomas Markle Sr. states he does not see it that way. In the letter, Meghan Markle lays bare her soul to her father.
Meghan writes, "Daddy, it is with a heavy heart that I write this, not "My actions have broken my heart into a million pieces …"
Later in the letter, Meghan pleads for the issues to stop. "If you love me, as you tell the press you do, please stop. Please allow us to live our lives in peace … I realize that you are so far down this rabbit hole, you feel (or may feel) there is no way out … "
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Thomas Markle Sr.'s response to the heartfelt letter is, to say the very least, dumbfounding. Although he states that he wishes to keep the private letter, Thomas Sr. says he felt "forced" to release it to clear his name. For most fans, however, the letter (and his reported response to it) only serves to further the image that he is the bad guy in the situation.
Meghan's father's response was released to the public along with the letter. In it, he pleads for a photo shoot with Meghan and Prince Harry to "prove to the public" that they were on friendly terms. But this seems to go against everything that Meghan was asking for … and proves that her father is really only for a payday
Thomas Markle Jr. says there is no hope
Meghan's half-brother, Thomas Markle Jr., spoke to Mirror about the ongoing feud, and he states there is no hope of reconciliation at this point. The younger Thomas Markle states that there is no trust between them anymore, and that "knowing Dad as we do, she knows backing him into a corner only results in one thing – he lashes out. Megan was naïve to think otherwise. "
Samantha Markle adds fuel to the fire
As fans surely know now, Samantha Markle is her half-sister's greatest critic. In addition to consistently speaking to the tabloids about things Meghan has probably done wrong in her past, she has taken to social media with bitter posts
The woman, who is significantly older than Meghan Markle, has reportedly made around 100,000 euros creating a negative press for her sister. She is also known to have a foul mouth, and most believe that Thomas Markle Sr. is in his eldest daughter's pocket.